Former Republican senator David Perdue will not run in the Senate in 2022, he said in a statement Tuesday, excluding another campaign in Georgia less than two months after losing the election cycle to a second term.
The decision will begin only a week after Perdue has applied to the Federal Election Commission and made it public that he will consider another campaign in 2022. Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock, who won special elections in January against former GOP Senate Kelly Loeffler. , will be on the ballot for a full term next year.
“This is a personal decision, not a political decision,” Perdue said in a statement announcing that he would not start. “I am confident that whoever wins the Republican pre-election next year will defeat the Democratic candidate in the general election for this place and I will do my best to make it happen.”